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In the foreground, two albatross greet one another, with the colony of birds behind them.

ZSL PhD student, Joshua Powell, discusses the importance of islands when it...

A sleeping Round Island petrel chick

An exciting citizen science seabird project...

A harbour porpoise ready for postmortem at ZSL

A new study, published today by scientists at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology has revealed that Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are affecting the...


Dr Amanda Trask, from ZSL Institute of Zoology, discusses recovery planning for the extinct-in-the-wild sihek or Guam kingfisher and recent...

Drawings of a hornbill by Heidi Ma
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The final post in a four-part series by Heidi Ma, with tips on drawing and painting animals from an artist-scientist.

Figure 1 - An adult emerald tree boa resting on a branch © Derek Ramsay, used under license (CC BY-SA 2.5)
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An extended blog post by Dr Simon Spiro, ZSL Wildlife Veterinary Pathologist

One of the questions I am asked most often is...

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ZSL London Zoo’s Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles Ben Tapley discusses climbing mountains and battling the elements as part of a collaborative...

Imagery of wildlife, icebergs, forests and oceans at the Royal Academy's 2019 Summer Exhibition
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The third post in the four-part series by Heidi Ma, sharing her favourite exhibitions conveying environmental and conservation messages.

A floating plastic bottle with an antennae
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As part of the National Geographic Sea to Source Ganges Expedition, ZSL scientists and Arribada engineers converted a satellite tracking tag,...

'Lion Panel', c.30,000 B.C. Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave, Centre National de Préhistoire, France.
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The second of a four-part blog series by Heidi Ma, about how the history of art is shaped by the environment and scientific endeavours, and...

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